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    Joseph Rolfe

    Inbound Marketing Manager at Dispatch Media Group

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    10 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

    A good business website is like having an extra employee—one who works 24/7 and can be the face of your company, give information, answer queries and even make sales. But what good does that do you if you aren’t getting visitors to your site? In this post we’ll cover thirteen of the many ways to drive traffic to your website.

    The Importance of Website Traffic

    Website traffic is both an important indicator and driver of business growth. It can help you to:

    •  See how well your marketing is working

    •  Gather insight about your audience to make decisions

    •  Improve your SEO and search engine credibility

    •  Generate more leads, increase conversions, and get more customers

    How to Get More Website Visitors

    There are 1.24 billion websites in the world. That’s a lot of competition, but keep in mind that you’re not trying to attract all internet users. Your goal is to get more people in your target audience to visit your site. Below are some simple ways to increase the amount of traffic that you are getting to your website.

    6 Conversion Hacks You Need to Know to Make Your Blog Profitable

    As a blog and business owner, you want to ensure that all your efforts aren’t being wasted on non-essential tasks. If you are seeking to make an income from your blog, you need to be sure that your efforts are paying dividends. Using conversion hacks can help you increase not only your web traffic, but also your number of email subscribers, and paying customers. Learn the top conversion tactics that will help you transform your blog into a profitable business. 

    Understanding Conversions

    Conversions are a necessary part of any successful blogging strategy. No matter whether you are just starting out as a blogger or already have an established online presence, conversions are the key to success. Understanding what a conversion is can help you to develop your income strategy.

    A website conversion is the most important factor to the success of your online marketing strategy and goals. It means getting your visitors to do what you want them to do, whether that is to buy your product, sign up for your newsletter, or fill out a lead/contact form. Having a marketing website is useless if it doesn’t present the opportunity to close sales or generate leads. You can create these opportunities by using lead generation software like optinmonster.com/ which enables you to create lead capture forms through an easy to use drag and drop builder tool where you can create aesthetically pleasing opt-in forms that are optimized for the highest conversion rates.

    If you are looking to run a profitable blog you need to know what motivates your site visitors so that you can convince them to take the action you desire. Ultimately, the goal is to have their actions result in profit for you, whether it is through ads or referral revenue, or service or product sales.

    Six Ways to Improve Your Website Using Analytics

    A good business website is one that answers important questions, offers value, and generates leads and customers for your business. You may know that the content, design, and structure of your website directly impacts your lead generating efforts. However, you may not know exactly how to measure that impact or how to improve it.  The key to improving your website is in analyzing the data. Website analytics are intimidating because they can be difficult to make sense of, but we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’ll go over six aspects of your website analytics that you can understand and use to improve your website.

    76% of American workers say they get the “Sunday night blues”

    Take back your weekend with these five strategies.

    Vicki Salemi, Monster Career ExpertEveryone in the workforce looks forward to the end of the workweek: When 5 o’clock rolls around on Friday, liberation commences!

    Well, until Sunday morning, that is.

    In theory the whole weekend should be your time, but most Americans spend their final 24 hours fretting about their jobs. According to a recent poll by Monster, 76% of Americans report having “really bad” Sunday night blues—generally defined as depression over the fact that one night’s sleep stands between you and a new workweek.

    Maybe that’s because here in the United States our identities are intrinsically wrapped around our occupations. We have become what we do for a living, and we live to work instead of work to live. We could be leisurely enjoying a three-hour Sunday night dinner with family or friends, but instead we’re quickly devouring dinner, logging in and immersing ourselves in work mode to get ahead before Monday morning hits.

    Want to avoid the dread? Take hints from the other 24% of Americans who are enjoying their weekends to the fullest :

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    These brain foods can help you stay focused at work

    Your caffeine-and-sugar fix isn’t cutting it? Nosh your way to a productive workday with these healthy snacks and foods.

    Moira Lawler, Monster contributor

    For busy working people such as yourself, it’s easy to think of food in terms of what it helps your body stop doing: It quells stomach growls during meetings and suppresses the hangry feelings that put you this close to blasting off a snarky email to co-workers.

    Scratch that approach and start thinking about what your workday lunch (and every other meal, too) can do for you and your brainpower.

    If you eat smarter, the healthy food you put into your body can actually act as a brain booster and might just improve your workplace performance. Need lunch ideas for work, or some healthy snacks to stock up on? These foods can help keep your brain at its prime.

    Opioid Addiction at Work: What Employers Need to Know

    Originally Posted on Monster.com By: Reva Nelson

    You can’t go more than few days without a major headline about opioid addiction and the massive toll it has taken on families, communities and our society. What is less discussed is that opioid addiction at work is also a serious concern for employers. 

    Across the U.S., prescription painkiller abuse is costing employers somewhere between $18 billion and $25.5 billion a year, due to missed workdays, lost productivity and medical expenses, according to recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study and a study by Castlight Health

    As many as 71% of U.S. employers say they have been affected by employee misuse of legally prescribed medications as such opioids in a 2017 survey by the National Safety Council, based on more than 500 interviews with HR decision makers. 

    Ad Attention Research: Effectiveness Hinges on More Than Just Reach

    A recent  email asked, "if no one pays attention to your ad, does reach even matter?" New research from Nielsen and Ipsos proves that attention differs across screens and mere exposure isn’t enough—ads need to be noticed, watched, and heard to maximize impact. This data reinforces what we already know...we need an omnichannel marketing strategy to effectively reach and gain the attention of our audience. Check out this infographic of key points from new Nielsen, Ipsos, and YouTube studies on attention and ad effectiveness.

    Are you being taken advantage of at work?

    Feeling underappreciated is never fun. If you’re constantly staying late or juggling too many responsibilities, find out how to take action.

    Nothing makes a job miserable faster than a bad boss—particularly the kind who has no qualms taking advantage of someone. Sure, sometimes you’re going to be asked to go above and beyond your duties, and you’ll have to comply because that’s just part of being a team player.

    But feeling unappreciated or like you’re constantly being taken advantage of is absolutely not in anyone’s job description. Cue the stress headaches.

    Why The Midwest Is About To Become America's Next Silicon Valley

    My boss sent me this article recently and thought it was worth sharing with you. It's about how the Midwest, specifically Ohio is rapidly becoming a hub for startups & venture capitalists alike, especially in the tech industry. The article, originally posted by Peter Lane Taylor of Forbes shares some eye-opening stats and figures about the growth and opportunities in Ohio & Central Ohio. I've included the image below and a PDF for you to download if you'd like a copy. Please read the full article HERE.

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    Image Courtesy of VentureOhio

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